American Gold Star Mothers lay wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns, Gold Star Mothers Sunday, 09/26/05 Soldiers looking at Vietnam Wall Memorial Francis Turley at a funeral for a forgotten veteran. One of the many markers at Arlington Cemetery remembered by a mother Perpetuating the noble principles for which they fought and died.


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A Home for Gold Star Mothers

During 1928 in Washington, DC, a group of Mothers who had lost sons and daughters in the service of their country met to form the American Gold Star mothers organization.

American Gold Star Manor

On January 24, 1975, the American Gold Star Home was incorporated as a charitable, non-profit corporation for the purpose of providing a National Home for members of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.

A New Home

American Gold Star Home
American Gold Star Home

In 1973 it became necessary to replace the old buildings which constituted The American Gold Star Home and a new six-million dollar complex was built with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It was renamed American Gold Star Manor. In the new Manor there are nine beautiful three-story units and one two-story unit for a total of 348 apartments. It is truly a showplace in the area.

Surroundings

All the buildings are located in a secure, 23 acre, park-like setting.

Each apartment has its own kitchen with stove and refrigerator furnished.

Most indoor activities center around the Recreation Hall, where games, community sings, potluck dinners, card playing, movies, and color TV are enjoyed. There is also an adjoining library.

The Arts and Crafts Building provides for many additional activities which include an active Dad’s Club.

Outdoor activities include croquet, shuffleboard and the popular therapeutic pool.

A minibus provides transportation throughout the grounds and to connecting public bus service.

Long Beach

The Manor is situated in a quiet section of Long Beach, close to shopping centers, churches, and medical facilities. Freeways provide easy driving to downtown Long Beach and

City of Long Beach
City of Long Beach

Southern California points of interest.

Rents vary according to income and assets and include utilities, ground care, and routine maintenance.Each of the ten apartment buildings is completely carpeted, has its own inter-communication system, master TV antenna, elevator, and a laundry room on each floor. Individual apartments include wall-to-wall carpeting, draperies, and electronic emergency systems located in each bedroom and bathroom.

The grounds are completely fenced, with security guards on duty 24 hours a day. In addition, apartment buildings are all locked, and there are double locks on each apartment door.


Three Apartment Styles

Studio Apartments

There are 22 comfortable, convenient studio apartments, artistically designed to provide 457 square feet.

Studio Apartment
One Bedroom Apt One Bedroom Apt

Each floor has 10 attractive one-bedroom apartments with living space of 623 square feet.

Two Bedroom Apt

The 36 lovely two-bedroom corner apartments are very spacious with an area of 763 square feet.

Two Bedroom Apt

Application

Those who would like to live in this unique residential community may obtain an application by contacting:

Terry Geiling, President/CEO
American Gold Star Manor
3021 N. Gold Star Drive
Long Beach, California 90810
Phone: 562-426-7651
Fax: 562-426-0641